ESRI Shape .shp file in UTM will not display

In order for EDX software to plot an ESRI .shp file that is in UTM meters it needs to be accompanied by a .proj file (different format from the common .prj file that is included with most .shp files). This file is a single row ascii file that defines the coordinate system. 
Example: 8,1,1,-75,0,500000,0 

This line should be adjusted to show the appropriate central meridian, named xxx.shp.proj, and placed in the same folder with the .shp file. EDX should then be able to display the file without issue.